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Volunteer Opportunity!

posted Mar 3, 2012, 8:49 AM by Cedar Rapids IMA

The Cedar Rapids IMA Chapter would like to suggest the following volunteer opportunity:

The CU 4 Reality Financial Literacy Fair is the culmination of a year's worth of financial study and career exploration for area 8th graders. During the year students will learn how to keep a check registry, how credit cards work, how to make a budget and the importance of saving money. They will also explore careers based on their skills and interests. From this exploration they will choose a career and receive a monthly paycheck for that career to use at the Financial Literacy Fair. 

During the Financial Literacy Fair students will make a series of decisions about how to spend their money. Transportation, Housing, Insurance, Food are just a few of the booths they will visit. Just like in real life students will experience unexpected bills or windfalls at the Wheel of Destiny. At the end of the fair they will meet with a credit union financial counselor to see how they put their financial knowledge to work at the fair.

Please see the following link for more information :

To register, please visit the following link :, please email the Cedar Rapids IMA chapter at once you have registered.

If anyone has any other volunteer ideas for the chapter, please forward the ideas to the chapter board members at